Boston University Academy

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1 University Rd

Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-9000

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 163

Students Per Teacher: 5

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48 Parent Reviews for Boston University Academy

There are better schools in the Boston area that will do more to nurture all aspects--both academic and non academic--of your child. For the very gifted, try RL, BH, windsor, Commonwealth or Milton. The school heads are approachable there and care about more than the bottom line. You'll be much happier ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/16/13

Amazing kids. Amazing faculty. It's a remarkable place. BUA is not for everyone. But for the bright and highly motivated student, it's without peer. Really.

Posted by a parent on 03/28/13

So the truth is, if you are a smart kid, you'll have a great experience. If you are not willing to work hard, go someplace easier. Pretty simple equation. No, BUA is not for everyone--that's the point.

Posted by a parent on 10/15/12

i think it is ridiculous the negative reviews that are one here. i can relate to where they are coming from, but they are a little extreme and generally submitted by parents. in my four years here, i have definitely faced some ups and downs (mostly due to my own personal habits), but BUA has done nothing ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/08/12

My child is currently a BUA student. The level of academics and the quality of the teaching are stunningly good. Really. The homework workload can be heavy at times, but if the student is smart and self-motivated, then it's not a problem. Honestly, I was shocked to read some of the negative reviews ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/04/12

Though the two posts below find it odd that many reviews share a very positive experience and similar language, it is clear to me as a current parent that it is because many students and their families are having or have had a terrific experience at BUA, and not because the positive reviews are somehow ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/28/12

I agree with the reviewer below. There is so much confusion on this site and every positive review for this school has the same flavor. To have 4o or so reviews on here defending the school with the bulk of the them 'saying' basically the same thing, using the same terms and platitudes and all posted ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/04/12

I would caution all potential parents and students to do their homework before enrolling at this school. I will echo what many have already said here: this school looks better on paper. Everything, in theory, appears to be in place but what actually happens in practice is quite a different scenario. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/03/12

I am a freshman this year and have nothing but fantastic things to say about this school. One of my biggest fears I had coming into my freshman year was that this school was more focused on math and science than it was on humanities. While the math and science programs have been the most challenging ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/06/11

I'm a new freshman at BUA this year, and it's been a great few months. The work is exceptionally fast paced; I slave over homework for four plus hours a night, and I have received more B's than I have ever gotten before. It's completely worth it though. My peers are interested in learning just as much ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/06/11

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Boston schools — Boston University Academy is located at 1 University Rd, Boston MA 02215. 1 University Rd is in the 02215 ZIP code in Boston, MA Boston University Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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